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The S was Samick's standard Fender Stratocaster style lineup. The bass version was the PB.

The value Strat copy was the DS, while the SSM was the top-of-the-line Strat copy.

Related:

SVE-130

91 SVE-130

1991 SVE-130 R

SVE-130 L (later LH) is left handed version (available in Black only).

  • 1991-2001

Body:

  • Contoured, laminate body construction (1991-1993)
  • Contoured, solid Alder body (1994-2001)
  • Maple veneer (3SB)
  • Belly carve

Neck:

Standard tuners

Standard Machine Heads

Electronics:

  • Three ceramic single coil pickups (~7K Ohms D.C.)
  • 5-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Standard machine heads (1991-1993)
  • Lubricated, die-cast machine heads (1994-2001)
  • Three-ply, 11-screw pickguard
  • Bullet style truss rod
  • ST-40 "Heavy Duty" vintage-style 6-point tremolo
Die-cast tuners

Die-Cast Machine Heads

Finishes:

  • Black (BK)
  • White (WH)
  • Red (R)
  • Metallic Red (MR)
  • Pearl White (PW)
  • 3-Tone Sunburst (3SB)
  • Silver Sunburst (SS)
  • Granite White (GTWH)

SVE-130 SD

Same as SVE-130, but with Seymour Duncan "Duncan Design" pickups and pearloid pickguard.

  • 1997

Finishes:

  • Tobacco Sunburst (TS)

SV-430

91 SV-430

1991 SV-430 WH

  • 1991-1995

Body:

  • Contoured, laminate body (1991-1993)
  • Contoured, solid Alder body (1994-1995)
  • Maple veneer (3SB)
  • Belly carve

Neck:

Electronics:

  • Three ceramic single coil pickups
  • 5-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 2 Tone
93 SV430-0

1993 SV-430 WH

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Lubricated, die-cast machine heads
  • Black single-ply, 10-screw pickguard
  • ST-40 "Heavy Duty" vintage-style 6-point tremolo
95 SV-430 MDB-0

1995 SV-430 MDB

Finishes:

  • Black (BK)
  • White (WH)
  • Pearl White (PW)
  • Red (R)
  • Metallic Red (MR)
  • Metallic Dark Blue (MDB)
  • Silver Sunburst (SS)
  • Tri-tone Sunburst (3SB)
  • Charcoal Fire (CF)

SS-430 A

SV-460

91 SV-560

1991 SV-460 CKWB (mis-labeled in catalog)

  • 1991-1995

Body:

  • Contoured, laminate body (1991-1993)
  • Contoured, solid Alder body (1994-1995)
  • Maple veneer (3SB)
  • Belly carve

Neck:

Electronics:

  • Two ceramic single coils, one humbucker
  • 5-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 2 Tone
94 SV-460 bucker

Hardware:

  • Black hardware
  • Lubricated, die-cast machine heads
  • Black single-ply, 10-screw pickguard
  • ST-40 "Heavy Duty" vintage-style 6-point tremolo

Finishes:

  • Black (BK)
  • White (WH)
  • Pearl White (PW)
  • Granite White (GTWH)
  • Red (R)
  • Metallic Red (MR)
  • Metallic Dark Blue (MDB)
  • Silver Sunburst (SS)
  • Tri-tone Sunburst (3SB)
  • Charcoal Fire (CF)
  • Black with White Crackle (CKWB)

SV-43

00 SV43

2000 SV-43 SB

Body:

  • Contoured solid Agathis body
  • Belly carve

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Rock Maple neck
  • Rosewood "skunk stripe"
  • Maple fretboard with dot inlays
  • Rounded headstock
  • Silk-screened Artist logo
  • 21 frets
  • 25.5" scale

Electronics:

  • Three ceramic single coil pickups
  • 5-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Bullet style truss rod
  • ST-40 "Heavy Duty" vintage-style 6-point tremolo

Finishes:

  • Black (BK)
  • White (WH)
  • Red (R)
  • Yellow (Y)
  • Blue (BL)
  • Cobalt Blue (CBL)
  • Sunburst (SB)
  • Rootbeer

SW-490

91 SW-490

1991 SW-490 DBS/TT

  • 1991

Body:

  • Solid Alder body with arched top
  • "Tiger Tail" flame Maple veneer

Neck:

  • Bolt on Rock Maple neck with scarf joint
  • Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays
  • Pointed headstock (1991)
  • Silk-screened Wave logo
  • 22 frets
  • 25.5" scale

Binding:

  • Single-ply body (front)

Electronics:

  • One Piezo under-saddle pickup
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone (w/ pre-amp)
90 SW-490 detail

"Tiger Tail" detail

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Lubricated, die-cast machine heads
  • Triangular truss rod cover (1991-1992)
  • Wide fish shaped truss rod cover (1993-1997)
  • Metal knobs
  • Compensated saddle
  • Rosewood bridge w/ Pearloid dot inlays

Finishes:

  • Dark Blue Sunburst, Tiger Tail top (DBS/TT)

See also:

  • SKTLN

SR-660

91 SR660

1991 SR-660 ARS

  • 1991-1997

Body:

  • Solid Alder body with arched top
  • Spoon Cut
  • Recessed heel
  • Belly carve

Neck:

  • Bolt on Rock Maple neck with scarf joint
  • Recessed bolts (no neck plate)
  • Rosewood fretboard with Pearloid boomerang inlays
  • Pointed headstock (1991)
  • Rounded headstock (1992-1997)
  • Silk-screened Wave logo
  • 24 frets
  • 25.5" scale

Binding:

  • Single-ply neck

Electronics:

  • Two ceramic single coils and one humbucker
  • Black molded plastic pickup covers
  • 5-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone (Push/Pull)
Recessed bolts

Recessed Neck Bolts

Hardware:

Finishes:

  • Black (BK)
  • Translucent Black (TB or TBK)
  • Antique Red Sunburst (ARS)

SM-7 (Japanese Market)

90 SM-7

1990 SM-7 B

  • ¥25,000 Yen MSRP (1989)
  • ¥29,000 Yen MSRP (1990)

Body:

  • Contoured, laminate body construction
  • Belly carve

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Rock Maple neck
  • Rosewood "skunk stripe"
  • Maple fretboard with small dot inlays
  • Gloss finish
  • Fender headstock
  • Silk-screened First Runner logo
  • Bullet style truss rod
  • 22 frets
  • 25.5" scale

Electronics:

  • Three ceramic single coil pickups
  • 5-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Standard enclosed tuning machines
  • Black single-ply, 10-screw pickguard
  • ST-36 vintage-style 6-point synchronized tremolo

Finishes:

  • Black (B)
  • White (W)

SM-1 (Japanese Market)

90 SM-1

S-1 features Rosewood fretboard.

SM-1 SSH features humbucker in bridge position.

S-1 SSH includes both above features.

  • ¥25,000 Yen MSRP (1988)
  • ¥26,000 Yen MSRP (1988 S-1)
  • ¥27,000 Yen MSRP (1988 SM-1 SSH)
  • ¥28,000 Yen MSRP (1988 S-1 SSH)
  • ¥28,000 Yen MSRP (1989)
  • ¥29,000 Yen MSRP (1989 S-1)
  • ¥32,000 Yen MSRP (1990)
  • ¥33,000 Yen MSRP (1990 S-1)

Body:

  • Contoured, laminate body construction
  • Contoured solid wood body
  • Belly carve
90 S-1

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Rock Maple neck
  • Rosewood "skunk stripe"
  • Maple fretboard with small dot inlays
  • Rosewood fretboard with small dot inlays (S-1)
  • Gloss finish
  • Fender headstock
  • Silk-screened First Runner logo
  • Silk-screened Spaghetti logo (1991)
  • Bullet style truss rod
  • 22 frets
  • 25.5" scale

Electronics:

  • Three ceramic single coil pickups
  • Two ceramic single coils, one humbucker (SSH)
  • 5-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Black hardware (1988)
  • 16:1 ratio lubricated, die-cast tuning machines
  • Black single-ply, 10-screw pickguard
  • ST-36 vintage-style 6-point synchronized tremolo
  • ST-40 "Heavy Duty" 6-point synchronized tremolo (later models)

Finishes:

  • Black (B)
  • White (W)

SM-3 (Japanese Market)

90 SM-3

1990 SM-3 MR

  • ¥30,000 Yen MSRP (1989)
  • ¥35,000 Yen MSRP (1990)

Body:

  • Contoured, solid wood body
  • Belly carve

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Rock Maple neck
  • Rosewood "skunk stripe"
  • Maple fretboard with small dot inlays
  • Gloss finish
  • Fender headstock
  • Silk-screened Spaghetti logo
  • Bullet style truss rod
  • 22 frets
  • 25.5" scale

Electronics:

  • Three ceramic single coil pickups
  • Molded plastic pickup covers
  • 5-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • 16:1 ratio lubricated, die-cast tuning machines
  • White 10-screw pickguard
  • ST-40 "Heavy Duty" 6-point synchronized tremolo

Finishes:

  • Black (B)
  • Metallic Black (MB)
  • Metallic White (MW)
  • Metallic Red (MR)
  • Metallic Silver (MS)

SM-4 (Japanese Market)

Same as SM-1, but without pickguard, with 21 frets, standard enclosed tuning machines and 1 Vol, 1 Tone.

SM-5 (Japanese Market)

MST-1 (Japanese Market)

SRC-SSH / KKT-3 (Japanese Market)

Hot Licks SSH (Japanese Market)

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